Quotation by Mary Kay Blakely

Mothers are likely to have more bad days on the job than most other professionals, considering the hours: round-the-clock, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. . . . You go to work when you're sick, maybe even clinically depressed, because motherhood is perhaps the only unpaid position where failure to show up can result in arrest.
Mary Kay Blakely (20th century), U.S. journalist, essayist, author and mother. American Mom, prologue (1994).
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